On Thursday, the winners of last year’s event finished the first qualifying in fifth place with a fastest lap time of 1: 37.221, saving a few tires for the final qualifying as the opening session wore off. proved too hot to establish a real pace of qualification.
The team also had the fifth fastest time in 1: 36.789 in the second qualifying session at Le Mans on Friday. The team wanted to test a new tire up front as the day turned out to be much hotter than expected, so it was important to get data on the harder compound that will be needed for the race. In the third qualifying session, a fall from Mike prevented the team from improving the lap time.
The combined qualifying times gave Honda endurance specialists Josh Hook, Mike Di Meglio and Yuki Takahashi an average lap of 1: 36.789 and the team qualified in sixth place aboard the Fireblade SP. .
Other Honda teams lined up for the 24 Heures Motos on the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP include the RAC41 Chromeburner which achieved a solid qualification, where it finished 14th overall (1: 38.518) and third fastest in the class. Superstock while National Motos will start 18th overall.
The race will start at 12:00 p.m. (CEST) on Saturday June 12 and end at 12:00 p.m. (CEST) on Sunday June 13.